Mother Centred Care & Health: Shanti at Save The Mothers

by Rebecca Bell, Assitant project coordinator Shanti is incredibly fortunate to have some wonderful people both interning and working for us here in Luwero. Yesterday, a few of us were lucky enough to see these colleagues being recognized for their […]


By: Rebecca Bell , Assistant Project Coordinator It has been a busy first three weeks here at Shanti. Amidst the unavoidable culture shock, name learning and sunburns, there is work to be done. The other interns here are phenomenal: inspiring, committed […]

Chai with Madelaine

      by Dena Thomas, Monitoring and Evaluations Intern.   When working on development projects in countries like Uganda, I am constantly amazed by the assortment of people I meet from around the world with interesting stories and backgrounds. […]

Chai with Flora

        by Dena Thomas, Monitoring and Evaluations Intern. Under the cool shade of a Gasiya  tree at Shanti, long time employee Florence Nagawa and I sit down to talk about her life and her experience working here […]

Chai with Opio

        by Dena Thomas, Monitoring and Evaluations Intern One of the steadfast leaders at Shanti is Opio Job Odumo, an unassuming 28 year old man and single father of 3, who guards the birthing center every night […]

Chai with Rebecca

        by Dena Thomas, M&E Intern Development work, especially when addressing maternal and newborn health infrastructure in Uganda, often has challenges and setbacks that can bring even the most optimistic person down. The saying “2 steps forward, […]

An Introduction to Uganda

Written by Emma Young, Volunteer Midwife Stepping off the plane in Entebbe, sweaty and not appropriately dressed for the heat having left a cold British winter, I am greeted by a smiling Hanne and Ben. I have absolutely no expectations […]

First Impressions

Written by Hanne Tvedt, Assistant Project Coordinator I arrived in Uganda about three weeks ago, and the first three weeks have been interesting, challenging, and fun! I can’t believe it has been three weeks already. I have a growing fear […]